Grant Davies played for Exeter City on loan from Newport County in 1983 towards the end of a 150-league match career for the Monmouthshire club.
A Welsh youth international, who started his professional career with Preston North End, Grant joined Newport County in July 1978 where he immediately became a first teamer going on to make a total of 150 league outings. He won the Player of the Year honour at Newport in 1982 but by February 1983 had moved on to join Exeter City on loan.
He was to play in seven consecutive matches for the Grecians, the first of which was in a 4-2 home win over Bournemouth. He had the opportunity to sign for Yeovil Town in the summer of 1983 but by that time had decided to have a change of career by joining the police. He continued to play for Risca United and then Cwmbran Town.